Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Final Finish for 2008

I have one final finish to share with you in 2008. This little guy is the same one that I did for Renee in our ornament exchange on the Bent Creek Yahoo! group. He is from Homespun Elegance and is entitled "Rejoice." I liked the one I did for Renee so much I decided to make it again for our tree.

I will be starting a new project tomorrow, Needleprint's Beatrix Potter on 28 ct lambswool using Thread Gatherer Silk 'N Colors in Nan's Mulberry.

Happy New Year!

Until next time,

Monday, December 29, 2008

Another gift

One of my favorite gifts this year was one I gave my daughter. She had spotted the pattern and fabric at a quilt store in my Grandma's hometown at Thanksgiving. I purchased it when she was with me and told her that I probably wouldn't get to it until after Christmas. I spent a few late nights sewing and managed to surprise her with her gift on Christmas morning. She was thrilled! This is a Lazy Girl Designs pattern. I had never used any of her patterns before, I have to say she has great instructions. I will use another one of her patterns someday.

Until next time,

Gifts and giving

I love to make gifts for people. This Christmas I gave several, very special gifts to very special people in my life. I made this pin cushion from a freebie design at primitivebettys and gathered all the little sewing accessories from various places and gave it to a dear friend. I enjoyed gathering all the little items so much I think I'm going to make one for myself.

Here is a picture of the finished product:

I belong to a couple of Yahoo! groups. In the Bent Creek group we do an ornament exchange every year. This year I had Renee and made this ornament for her.

I work with a gal that LOVES snowmen. So I stitched up this adorable little guy for her for Christmas. She has him on her desk at work so I can visit him sometimes!!

I was also part of a 12 days of Christmas exchange. I had Milly's name and these are the things that I made for her:

This scissor fob (the charm is a pair of scissors)

This pin cushion is an old freebie. I filled a muslin pillow with crushed walnut shells, then I finished it crudely so it could be used as a pin cushion to keep the needles and pins sharp.

Anyone who knows Milly knows she loves Prairie Schooler santas. So when I got her name I knew immediately what one of her gifts would be! This little freebie was really fun to stitch and finish.

I will be posting a picture of a purse that I made my daughter later on.

Until then, have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 26, 2008


I've decided to take the plunge and begin my blog. This is something I've been thinking about for some time and finally decided to take the time to try it out. I'll try my best to keep it current. I intend to use this blog to show my projects. I love cross stitch and dabble in a little jewelry making and sewing.